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Repair your bike at the Bike Kitchen

Last modified on 14-02-2024 10:37
Learn to maintain and repair your bicycle at the Bike Kitchen, a fully equipped, do-it-yourself, workshop on Roeterseiland Campus.
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The Bike Kitchen is a do-it-yourself bicycle workshop, where you learn under supervision how to repair your bicycle yourself. In a professionally equipped room with the necessary tools, the Bike Kitchen is a place where you can improve your own repair skills and knowledge!

Do it yourself 

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays you can learn how to repair and maintain your bike so it stays in good shape. The Bike Kitchen is a fully equipped bicycle workshop where you can use high-quality tools and materials under supervision. There's always someone present to answer questions you may have.

Reserve a time slot

To use the space you must reserve a time slot in advance. You pay € 5,- per 30-minute time block. Please note that the duration of the self-repair session depends on the type of repair out (see link). Reserve a time slotExternal link (in Dutch).

Location

The underground bicycle garage at Roeterseiland Campus (REC-A), on the left at the bottom of the ramp (Roetersstraat entrance/exit).

Opening hours

  • Monday: 14:00 – 18:00 
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 16:00 
  • Thursday: 16:00 – 20:00 

Monthly bicycle repair workshops

In addition to our regular opening hours, we offer monthly workshops. Based on a specific theme or bicycle part, you'll gain knowledge and skills to repair your own bicycle. Follow our InstagramExternal link page for updates or come see the sign in the Bike Kitchen area.

Become a community member

If you'd like to do bike DIY frequently or get more involved with the Bike Kitchen, you can join the Bike Kitchen communityExternal link. For € 25,- per year you can use all the facilities in the Bike Kitchen, and also attend interesting lectures and fun get-togethers with other cycling enthusiasts.

We'll also ask you to share ideas about the Bike Kitchen and participate as a volunteer. In this way, the Bike Kitchen will become a place for and by cycling enthusiasts.

More about the Bike Kitchen UvA

More information on the philosophy behind the Bike Kitchen repair movement can be found on the website of the Urban Cycling InstituteExternal link. You can also check out our Instagram page: Bike Kitchen UvAExternal link

If you have questions, please send an email to bikekitchenuva@gmail.comExternal link.